Opinion

Battle of ideas in the newsroom
Battle of ideas in the newsroom
In 2017, 14 050 people died in road accidents in South Africa. When 2018’s count is eventually tallied up, the death of journalist and editor...
Sadly, vegans can’t save Earth
Sadly, vegans can’t save Earth
Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations official responsible for the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, has a startling vision for restaurants of...
The ABC of a tough year
The ABC of a tough year
It’s been a tough year. Maybe the toughest yet. Tough at the beginning, the middle and the end, the year has left us no choice but to look back...
LETTER: Immediate response to the release of the Manjoo Report
LETTER: Immediate response to the release of the Manjoo Report
As some of the 19 who made submissions to the Equal Education (EE) inquiry, we note the release of Professor Rashida Manjoo’s report, and...
Courageous women work to end Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis
Courageous women work to end Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis
The October election in Cameroon, in which long-serving octogenarian President Paul Biya retained power to extend his 36-year rule by another seven...
Why losing the African Cup of Nations is a heavy blow for Cameroon
Why losing the African Cup of Nations is a heavy blow for Cameroon
The proud footballing nation of Cameroon is under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. This follows the announcement that they have been
Public finance is key to delivering the human right to health
Public finance is key to delivering the human right to health
Health is a human right. When people are not able to access the healthcare they need, especially if this is for reasons of cost, their human rights...
Fight the random everyday acts of violence
Fight the random everyday acts of violence
Today is International Human Rights Day, the last day of the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence and the day my mother was meant to...
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These simple but powerful words are the first line of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations at an extraordinary meeting in Paris 70 years ago this week....
Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses
Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses
According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to...
LETTER: The murder of Prof Kamwendo at UniZulu
LETTER: The murder of Prof Kamwendo at UniZulu
In May of this year a senior academic at the University of Zululand — Professor Gregory Kamwendo, Dean of the Faculty of Arts — was...
A genuine democracy is needed
A genuine democracy is needed
For several years, the relentless focus on the rapidly worsening debacle of Jacob Zuma’s presidency offered considerable cover to Economic...
Just what are the red berets up to now?
Just what are the red berets up to now?
Many have noted that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has mounted angry, but unsubstantiated, attacks on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin...
Click here. Actually, no, don’t
Click here. Actually, no, don’t
Sometimes I think South African retail websites don’t actually want to sell anything. Well, okay — maybe they want to sell some Weber...

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